Simon suspended minimum of 25 games
NEW YORK -- If Chris Simon plays again for the New York Islanders, or for anyone else in the NHL, it won't be until next season.
And it might not even be on opening night.
The NHL hit back hard Sunday, suspending the rugged Islanders forward for a league-record 25 games. Simon will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs as punishment for his two-handed stick attack to the face of Ryan Hollweg of the New York Rangers in a 2-1 loss Thursday night.
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CHRIS SIMON HIT
Islanders forward Chris Simon was assessed a match penalty and ejected from a game after he hit Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg in the face with his stick. Simon has been suspended indefinitely.
• Simon hits Hollweg with stick
• Watch the hit
• Rangers later win game